The purpose of hazard mitigation is the reduction or elimination of long-term risk to population, structures, and systems/infrastructure from hazards. The Village of Freeport developed this 2020 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (Update) of its 2014 Hazard Mitigation Plan to reduce future losses to the community resulting from natural hazards. The plan was prepared pursuant to the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390) and the implementing regulations set forth by the Interim Final Rule published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2002, (44 CFR §201.6) and finalized on October 31, 2007 (hereafter, these requirements and regulations will be referred to collectively as DMA 2000). The Plan Update was also written to ensure that the Village is eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs. Click the link below to read the plan.